Today was a good day and I'm going to say it was all because I got up and ran for the first time since maybe August. I didn't even run far, or long, or hard, but I'm glad I got moving. Before I headed out, I had two medjool dates with a bit of almond butter for some energy.
I ran, showered and had a really great smoothie.
I know they all look the same but this was spinach, 1 banana, orange juice, 1 kiwi, and some ice (Which I don't usually add, but the banana wasn't frozen this time). I'm a little weird about kiwis in that I'm always afraid I'll have some horrible hivey, throat-closing up allergic reaction, but apparently there's no basis for me thinking that. In fact, the kiwi added an amazing tartness to the smoothie, and a little crunch from the seeds.
I cleaned and had a small snack:
Celery and carrot sticks with homemade hummus mixed with harissa.
Then I went down to Park Slope and walked around the park for a while since it was a beautiful day, stopped at a bar for ONE BEER and ONE BEER ONLY go me, browsed a used bookstore, and walked most of the way home (I caught a bus the last few blocks just because it was there) - about 2.5 miles.
When I got back I had another small snack of one of the biscuits I baked yesterday night. G had wanted something not too sweet as a dessert but wanted dates in them, so I made a batch of plain whole wheat biscuits from The Joy of Vegan Baking, added some chopped dates, some unsweetened cranberries, and some lemon zest.
They're nice and pretty small, so I didn't ruin my appetite for dinner.
And, so, dinner:
Not a great photo. It's steamed kale with cherry tomatoes in garlicky tahini sauce, and an Indian-spiced potato and pea dish, sort of inspired by Hannah's Samosa Potato Salad, which I still want to make..soon. I just tossed boiled potatoes and peas with ginger powder, salt, and curry.
Vacay is coming to a close so tomorrow I hope to make something fun.
What do you like to do to exercise?